March 28, 2018

My schedule has been rather full in recent days and I was feeling rather weary. Yesterday, I made the decision to cancel all my plans for the day and give my body a chance to rest a little. I felt the need to follow the advice of a “wise person” who the previous day, during the Life Enhancement training session of The SEE Method of Living, revealed as the first principle in the Second Step (ELEVATE your energetic awareness – Discover your location), the importance of taking care of your body. You might want to go to and watch the video replays of this training.

When I got up after some extra sleep time in the morning I found a note on top of my razor which said, “Bob. Please stay home. Your safety is more important. You have been pushing too hard . . . . you need to get stronger for facing next week. Please stay home. M.”

It would seem my wife had, at some time after I went to bed, come to the same conclusion I got up with. After a string of more than a week of sunshine and clear skies, a very unusual experience for our location, yesterday was a dull, rain filled day. It was just the kind of day you want to curl up and rest.

As I sat with feet up and the book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, by Robert B. Cialdini in hand, I began to chuckle. The section I was reading was about the Law of Commitment and Consistency and how Marketers use this universal law to manipulate people to get them to respond in a certain way.

Robert was writing about the tele-marketer who calls up, and in my case almost 100% of the time, mispronounces my name (clue one for me). Then comes the set-up question in their script. Be ready for it, because your answer to what appears to be an innocent question is what proves to be your downfall. The individual reading the script says, “How are you today?” If you answer, “good, fine, okay” or any other similar kind of response, you have just placed yourself under the universal Law of Commitment and Consistency, without even realizing it. To refuse to follow up on their coming offer leaves you in a negative position of incongruency to this law. Think about the impact on your life and body when you are living in incongruency. Most people, even unconsciously, do not want to be in such a state and will therefore, even if they do not want what is being offered are conditioned to give consideration to the proposal. WOW!

After reading this, I began to imagine how I might respond to the next phone call I receive where the person begins with mispronouncing my name. Will I do it? I don’t know, but I did have fun thinking about how that might play out.

Energetic awareness includes listening to and taking time to care for your body. Otherwise you will not be in the place for full deployment of your inherent potential. Remember, “your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? {20} For you were bought at a price. Therefore glorify God with your body” (1 Corinthians 6:19-20).

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